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specialHandling

Summary

Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0376
Version:2.2.0
Name:SpecialHandling
Title:specialHandling
Status:Active
Content:All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
Definition:

Code system of concepts describing how a specimen and/or container needs to be handled from the time of collection through the initiation of testing. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the SPM, SAC, PAC and OM4 segments.

Publisher:HL7, Inc
Committee:Orders and Observations
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.18.234 (for OID based terminology systems)
Content Mode:Complete
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0376 ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Copyright:

Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

specialHandling

Code system of concepts describing how a specimen and/or container needs to be handled from the time of collection through the initiation of testing. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the SPM, SAC, PAC and OM4 segments.

Copyright Statement: Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Properties

CodeURLDescriptionType
statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statusStatus of the conceptcode
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecatedcode
v2-concCommenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentV2 Concept Commentstring
v2-concCommentAsPubhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentAsPubV2 Concept Comment As Publishedstring

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0376 defines the following codes:

CodeDisplayDefinitionV2 Table StatusV2 Concept CommentV2 Concept Comment As Published
C37 Body temperatureBody temperatureACritical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C.Critical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C.
AMB Ambient temperatureAmbient temperatureAKeep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequenceKeep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequence
CAMB Critical ambient temperatureCritical ambient temperatureACritical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.Critical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.
REF Refrigerated temperatureRefrigerated temperatureAKeep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequenceKeep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequence
CREF Critical refrigerated temperatureCritical refrigerated temperatureACritical refrigerated - must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testingCritical refrigerated - must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testing
FRZ Frozen temperatureFrozen temperatureAKeep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequenceKeep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequence
CFRZ Critical frozen temperatureCritical frozen temperatureACritical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testingCritical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing
DFRZ Deep frozenDeep frozenADeep frozen: -16 to -20( C.Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C.
UFRZ Ultra frozenUltra frozenAUltra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice).Ultra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice).
NTR Liquid nitrogenLiquid nitrogenAKeep in liquid nitrogen.Keep in liquid nitrogen.
PRTL Protect from lightProtect from lightAProtect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil).Protect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil).
CATM Protect from airProtect from airACritical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.Critical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.
DRY DryDryAKeep in a dry environment.Keep in a dry environment.
PSO No shockNo shockAProtect from shock.Protect from shock.
PSA Do not shakeDo not shakeADo not shake.Do not shake.
UPR UprightUprightAKeep upright. Do not turn upside down.Keep upright. Do not turn upside down.
MTLF Metal FreeMetal FreeAContainer is free of heavy metals including lead.Container is free of heavy metals including lead.

History

DateActionCustodianAuthorComment
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.